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This summer, the 5-member band The Not-Its releases their fifth album, “Raise Your Hand”. Our family was not familiar with The Not-Its, and their music is certainly unlike most of the other kid’s music we have been listening to lately, but it has quickly joined our collection of albums that we play often.
“Raise Your Hand” is a high energy kindie rock, punk rock type kids album. The band is made up of Sarah Shannon, Tom Baisden, Danny Adamson, Jennie Helman, Michael Welke. Performing and recording for over siz years, they have been busy entertaining kids of all ages (including their own, as they all have kids – a total of 10 between them!).
My two girl’s favorite song is “Mosquito Eater”, as they giggle endlessly over the lyrics. This is just one example of the relatable songs, because Mosquito Eater is about not being able to sleep when there’s a bug in your room. If you’ve ever had your kids going crazy because there is a bug in the car or the house, the urgency of this song is something you’ll understand!
My 7 year old also loves “Funniest Cat Video”, which is about trying to get a cat to do something video-worthy, but without success. This song has lots of meowing in it, and the kids love the thought of cats playing piano and other cat antics.
Songs like “Motorcycle Mom” are reminiscent of some rock music I have listened to, which reminded me a bit of Green Day in the 90’s. Needless to say, most of the vocals and instrumentals are not your average children’s music – yet the whole family can enjoy the album and it is certainly made for kids!
Love is Love is a favorite song on this album. It is a contrast to most of the other songs in that it has a slower, relaxed vibe. This is such a feel-good song about love, and how families can be very different. There is a great story behind this song and how it came to be.
There are 15 great songs on this album:
1. Funniest Cat Video
2. When I Fell (The Scab Song)
3. Motorcycle Mom
5. Bee’s Knees
6. Mosquito Eater
7. Love Is Love
9. Raise Your Hand
10. Great Day
11. Nose In A Book
12. We’re Gonna Hike
13. Flannel Jammies
14. Hey 80’s
15. Waiting List
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The Not-Its “Raise Your Hand”
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